Black health equity starts here.

Who We Are What We Do

Connecting Black Led Organizations in the Bay Area.

Strategic Plan 2015-2017 Theory of Change


The Bay Area Black United Fund (BABUF) is a non-profit regional intermediary located in Oakland, California. BABUF is a conduit of transformational change and community impact. We are still here, after 38 years; we have a renewed purpose and new strategies for uplifting and elevating Black communities throughout the Bay Area.

  • We are taking a data-driven approach to bring effective, community-based solutions to more Black neighborhoods across the Bay Area
  • We are leading individuals to be advocates for their own health, and challenging organizations to create fair and appropriate, culturally competent systems in education, community, government and health care.
  • When you give to BABUF, you are helping us make a visible, measurable difference in Black communities across the Bay Area- establishing pathways to success for individuals and organizations alike.
  • We prioritize advocacy, partnership and collaboration, information, interpersonal change and the power of the critical mass to improve the quality of life of the Bay Area Black community.